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Nintendo and Illumination Drop ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer

The long-awaited 3DCG animated film, based on the world of the hit game, ‘Super Mario Bros.,’ stars Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen.

Awards Headline News

Academy Announces 27 Animated Features Eligible for Oscar Consideration

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6:17pm

Members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award at the 95th Academy Awards; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.

People Headline News

MPC Adds Key Hires to its Leadership Team

The Technicolor Creative Studio adds new leadership to increase reach across global VFX industry; Jean-Paul Burge named Global President, ex-Paramount Pictures exec Stephanie Allen joins as Executive in Charge - Client Services, and VFX industry veteran Chris Burn named Global Head of Production.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

AWS Launches SimSpace Weaver Spatial Simulation Service

The fully managed pay-as-you-go compute service allows users to run and test complex, immersive 3D experiences and visualize large-scale scenarios in real-time.

Business Headline News

Ukrainian-Produced ‘Brave Bunnies’ Returns with Season 2 in 2023

New Wildbrain, Glowberry and Ánimas’ agreement ensures the continued production of the popular preschool animated series despite its disruption caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In Passing Headline News

Factory Fifteen Co-Founder Jonathan Gales Tragically Killed at 36

The BAFTA award-winning animation and visual effects director, who was expecting a second child with wife Claire Pepper, was struck by a drunk driver while visiting Los Angeles on business.

Same Shift Different Night Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again’ Trailer

The animated adventure follows Nick Daley as he takes over his father’s job as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, including the tablet that brings everything to life after sundown; show debuts exclusively on Disney+ December 9.

Business Headline News

Bento Box and Boulder Media Ink Multi-Year Agreement

The Ireland-based animation studio will provide production services to FOX Entertainment’s award-winning animation studio starting with Dan Harmon’s upcoming animated comedy ‘Krapopolis,’ executive produced and starring Jon Hamm.

Business Headline News

Foundry Acquires Peregrine Lab’s Bokeh Tool

The popular deep data defocus tool will be integrated into Nuke’s upcoming releases; customers with a current, or recently expired, Bokeh license can get a free one-time extension until December 31, 2023.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Watch ‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ Return to Celebrate ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’

Created by Disney Animation’s storied hand-drawn animation team, the studio’s first breakout animated star is back in a new short, after a 94-year hiatus, marking the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

Business Headline News

Disney Branded TV and Baobab Studios Partner on 'Intercats'

Studios team up with award-winning screenwriter Pamela Ribon (‘My Year of Dicks’) to develop an animated sitcom about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet.

The Best in CG Animation Headline News

‘GARRANO’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

‘CAT and MOTH’ garners the Special Jury Award, with ‘Period Drama’ named Best Student Project; winning films will highlight this year’s Electronic Theater screenings at the conference, running next week in Daegu, South Korea.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

The DCU Heads to Prime Video Headline News

Warner Bros. Television Set to Close DCU Animation Deal with Amazon

Warner TV exec Channing Dungey hints at the DC-branded Prime Video streaming content deal as well as exploring animated IP on different platforms, including HBO Max.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases RealityScan Free iOS App

Capturing Reality’s app for 3D Scanning allows users to easily capture and create 3D models for use in Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, MetaHuman, or any other post-processing tool.

A Mountain of Entertainment Headline News

‘Key & Peele’ Inspired ‘Mr. Garvey's Mountain Survival Skills’ Released by Paramount+

The one-minute sketch features a delightful mix of the streamer’s live-action and animated characters, along with Keegan-Michael Key, part of its ‘A Mountain of Entertainment’ campaign.

Get Ready to LAAF in Hollywood Headline News

LAAF Returns to Hollywood December 10-11

The event offers a full weekend of programs featuring all films in competition, and an opening night party with works by and conversations with filmmakers, culminating with the LAAF Awards Ceremony.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 187: How Chris Walsh Produced the Stop-Motion Film ‘Orchid’

The filmmaker, author, and academic discusses building a home stop-motion studio, the challenges he faced self-producing his COVID lockdown film, and what teaching has taught him about storytelling.

Fun for the Howl-idays Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Housebroken’ Holiday Specials

In back-to-back holiday episodes of the howlingly popular animated comedy airing this Sunday on FOX, Honey’s dream comes true and Chico experiences hunger for the first time, while Elsa falls in love with a robot dog.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games Releases MetaHuman Update

New features and enhancements make it easier for users to share, collaborate and refine assets while facilitating DNA Calibration and integration into proprietary pipelines.

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